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    Peregrine Falcon

    After trying to capture this Falcon for many months, I Finally got him. While shooting birds near my feeder, all of the birds scattered quickly. Behind me I can hear bird chirping like crazy. I looked behind me to see what was going on and noticed a rather large bird on a post. I took my tele and saw it was a falcon who had just captured his prey. I stood around taking photo's until he was done. It could be a she, but I didn't want to constantly type he/she.

    What was funny was that I had planned to go to a reserve to shoot birds but was too tired to do the walking. I didn't have to go far from home! He was just up the telephone poll.

    The photo's were cropped more than 50%, so not as sharp as I would like. Shown in order from capture until he left.

    1) pulling out feathers...

    Peregrine Falcon

    2) Lifting it's prey by the leg (small bird)
    Peregrine Falcon

    3) I'm guessing this would be the preys beak

    Peregrine Falcon

    4) finished eating and cleaning his beak.
    Peregrine Falcon

    5) taking off.
    Peregrine Falcon

    He was too fast to get him in flight. He swooped down and made a quick turn behind my house. So I guess we're neighbors.

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    Re: Peregrine Falcon

    Those are some great, sharp shots. Good capture on leaving the post!

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    Re: Peregrine Falcon

    Hi Orlando. Looks like you just got an interesting new neighbor! Very well done. Nice series. I like #4 and #5 most, although all are very nice. Regards...

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    Re: Peregrine Falcon

    Those are some great, sharp shots. Good capture on leaving the post!
    Thanks Terri. You know, I had high-speed shot on but my brain forgot to leave my finger on the trigger! Luckily, I got one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Otavio View Post
    Hi Orlando. Looks like you just got an interesting new neighbor! Very well done. Nice series. I like #4 and #5 most, although all are very nice. Regards...
    I liked those the best also.

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    Re: Peregrine Falcon

    Nice work, Orlando.

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    Re: Peregrine Falcon

    Nice images... beautiful bird. Good work Orlando.

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    Re: Peregrine Falcon

    Very nice images.

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